By Josine Baines at
Being outdoors and in nature is proven to boost mood and being active is something everybody NEEDS to do in order to remain healthy.
So why not combine the two?
Nordic Walking turns a walk into a workout because it involves the upper body as well as the legs which in turn means you tone both areas with every step! Added to that, those large muscles require oxygen so you get a great cardiovascular workout and by default…..burn up to 40% more calories too!
Think of the typical gym where you can choose to walk on a TREADMILL or hop onto the CROSS TRAINER where you would work the whole body at the same time. Nordic walking is the outdoor version of the latter and can provide results very quickly because there is another secret factor that not many people know about!
Shhhhh don’t tell anybody but …..when used properly Nordic and fitness walking poles provide PROPULSION which in turn makes you feel lighter on your feet. Great for lower body joints but also this weight bearing action makes walking feel EASIER! People comment almost immediately that they can walk faster and further than usual once they have harnessed the POWER of POLES.
This obviously means they are exercising more effectively (CV and all over toning) with the added bonus of being outdoors!
So why not turn every step into an outdoor workout by joining Nordic Walking Tonbridge where you will learn the basics and be able to join regular walks too. It’s always best to learn how to use the poles and to make sure you get the right ones – it only takes 90 minutes to master the basics and a daily Nordic walk can fit into anyone’s lifestyle. You can do it anywhere too!
I run regular inductions sessions (Power of the Poles) and upcoming ones are listed on the website. If there is nothing to suit you then contact me and I’m always happy to schedule something that works for you. I can do private sessions too if you would rather learn one:one at your own pace.
Lead Instructor and Business Owner
NORDIC WALKING TONBRIDGE